The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

In like a lion, now March is out like a lamb with three days of LGBTQ Atlanta events. Parties, plays, people and Pride are everywhere we turn in the Queer Agenda calendar. Click on the event names for more info.

Friday, March 29

Angry Fags (top photo). Topher Payne’s sociopolitical potboiler returns with Trump Era updates in the queer show of the theater season @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. You heard right: There is a clear queer mandate to see this show, running through April 14.

The Met GAYla. Agnes Scott College’s Affinity group presents its annual drag show fundraiser featuring “werks of art” performances @ ASC Affinity, 7 p.m.

Queerly Beloved x Clam Slam! It’s a spring fling with the local burlesque and drag cast and their Knoxville counterparts blowing your mind @ Red Light Café, 7 p.m.

Bucklanta Weekend. Atlanta Bucks Rugby squad hosts games and off-pitch action on Saturday, but first meet and greet the out-of-towners @ Woofs, 8 p.m.

Kristin Chenoweth. The Broadway baby hits Atlanta behind “The Art of Elegance” @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 8 p.m.

Men With Money. Three young bachelors, two gay and one straight, are looking to marry their way from rags to riches in a re-imagined 1950s @Aurora Theatre, 8 p.m. Now extended through April 14. Read the Q preview.

Falsettos. A new kind of family emerges when a man leaves his wife for a guy in this musical, and a cast of characters including a lesbian couple become part of the thoroughly modern mix @ Actor’s Express. Runs through April 28.

The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast bring their brand of drag to their new home @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m. 

Queer Bait. Party with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DJ Tracy Levine (Housecat) kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Celestial Friday. Celeste Holmes puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars. Don’t forget Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Charlie Brown, the undisputed Bitch of the South and her gurlz entertain with dinner and a show amid the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar. Make Reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

Fresh Fish Friday & Moonlight Cabaret. Early drag to wrap your week and drag eleganza fabulosity to start the weekend @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Drrty Divas. Hit them up for boys, booze, beats and Atlanta's hottest queens hosted by Destiny Brooks @ Ten, 10 p.m.

Ladies Night. Get your LGBTQ weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women in the new Midtown home of Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Rocky Horror: Trans Night of Visibility. Lips Down on Dixie performs per uszh, with honors this week to transgender cast members and fans @ Plaza Theatre, 11:55 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 30

Bend & Snap Margarita Bust (middle photo). Hotlanta Volleyball’s Bend & Snap team wants to go to nationals, and you need to drink for the cause @ Ten Atlanta, 4 p.m.

NFFLA Flag Football. The queer and allied jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta take to the gridiron to open their spring season @ Silverbacks Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The guys play shirts and skins, mostly skins, in this week’s Q photo essay.

Bucklanta Round Robin. Atlanta Bucks host a day of gay rugby matches @ Boulevard Crossing, 11 a.m.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party as the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2:30 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Style, Fashion & Same Gender Loving Men. A multi-generational panel looks at the “Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine” Identity exhibition through a gay lens @ Auburn Avenue Research Library, 5 p.m.

Project Run-a-way. Local businesses battle it out in a “mystery box” fashion design challenge and runway show to benefit Pets Are Loving Support @ Heretic, 6 p.m.

Queering Wellness: Yoga. Spark Reproductive Justice peaces you out with stretching and strengthening @ Community Movement, 6 p.m.

Atlanta United Watch Party. The local LGBT pro-soccer fan club All Stripes checks out the away game on multiple screens @ Georgia Beer Garden, 5 p.m. The game is also on TV @ Woofs, 6 p.m.

Gays For Plays: Angry Fags. Atlanta’s LGBTQ theater fan group gathers for Opening Night of Topher Payne’s sociopolitical potboiler “Angry Fags”@ 7 Stages, 7:15 p.m. Read the Q preview.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The self-titled Bitch of the South and her girlsentertain with dinner and a show in the theater experience of Atlanta’s drag restaurant and bar. Make reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m. 

8: The Play. A fully staged, updated production of Dustin Lance Black’sseminal California marriage play @ St. Mark UMC, 8 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love them to do, cabaret style @ Ten, 9 p.m. 

DJ GSP hits down direct from Greece to move the men @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Eric kicks Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

The Backroom. A new monthly adult comedy hour from the Queeriety folks hosted by Molly Rimswell. So salacious ticket holders get a password @ Village Theatre, 11 p.m.

Moonlight Cabaret. Queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 11p.m.

After Hours. Soulful house music by resident DJs presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 2 a.m.

Xion Afterhours. DJ Phil Romano moves you ‘til sunrise across the parking lot from Heretic @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, March 31

Evolution: The Journey of Burlesque (bottom photo). Celebrate Coco Rose’s third anniversary as a queer burlesque performer with she and some of her closest pals on stage @ Red Light Café, 5 p.m. As we’ve documented, Miss Coco has a lot to say and a lot to offer.

Transgender Day of Visibility & Trans Week. Come out, come out wherever you are, with a week of Atlanta events starting with Cinequeer Movie Night @ The Bakery, 6 p.m., and continuing all week @ GSU.

Hotlanta Softball. The pitchers and catchers of HSL hit the diamonds @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Hit the Extra Innings Beer Bust @ The Hideaway, 4 p.m.

Trans Pwr Thrift Shop. This pop-up is the tops in shops for Trans Visibility Day. Sales benefit Southern Fried Queer Pride @ The Bakery, 1 p.m. Stick around for the America in Transition screening, 6 p.m.

Midtown Rouge. First, it’s High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the legendary Sunday drag show kicks off with an all-star cast including Raquell Lorde @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the football games and other sporting events on screen, plus all the guys to watch them with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Drag Brunch Theatre. The Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 6:30 p.m.

Come Thru Queen Drag Brunch. Fiera Ice, Tiffany Diamond DeVille, Jor’dore Dior, Lady Gray andCiCi Nicole are joined by a special guest for this weekly brunch show @ Eclectic Bistro & Bar, 1 p.m.

Sunday Funday for Equality. HRC Atlanta raises money while feeding you cocktails and appetizers @ Out Front, 2 p.m.

Revival. Gospel Brunch has a whole new look, benefiting Rainbow House @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.

Madams, Marys & Mimosas serves drag, brunch and drink specials @ Ten Atlanta, 1 p.m. Sit. Stay. The Sunday Fundayweekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs and drinks, 4 p.m.

The Intersection of Church & Drag. Bubba D. Licious plays special guest on this unique topic @ Atlanta Bar Church (aka Amsterdam Atlanta), 6 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 41st year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. 

Queer AF. Drew Friday and Candida Valentina host this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

After Hours. Urban Hip Hop all night by resident DJs, plus 15 dancers and three levels to party presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 11 p.m.

A version of this calendar originally ran in Q magazine. Read the latest issue for even more.
 

 

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